Migrants rushed to the western border

16 March 2014 15:34  83663864 064683
Migrants rushed to the western border

On the night of 15 to 16 of March, at the site of the border guard detachment "Uzhgorod", which protects the Ukrainian-Slovak border, the alarm signaling complex detected human movement. The Task Force unit with a dog, that arrived at the scene within minutes, found out signs of it having been crossed by several people. As a result of the search with the use of thermal imaging device, 400 meters to the state border, the unit found and arrested six unidentified persons without documents. The violators reported that they were citizens of Afghanistan.

In the course of search activities, which lasted about two hours, border quards found and arrested several more groups of illegal migrants numbering twenty-seven people.

Total number of apprehended offenders was 33 persons. 30 of them identified themselves as citizens of Afghanistan, the other three said to have come from Syria, the press service of the Chop border guard detachment reported.

In addition, two men, who were trying to illegally get to Slovakia, were detained by border guards of "Velyky Berezny" department. One of the offenders called himself a native of Nigeria, the other one - of Guinea.

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